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High school football: OSSAA board approves football classification numbers

Wednesday's Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association's Board of Directors meeting was the first step to setting football districts for the next two seasons.

The board approved Wednesday the average daily membership numbers that classified football schools for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Since the numbers have been approved, they will be given to the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association, which will split the teams into districts for the next two seasons.

Those districts will be presented to the board at the OSSAA's next board meeting on Jan. 15, where they will be voted on.

Some of the biggest changes in the new attendance numbers are U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill returning to district play after six seasons as independents. Capitol Hill will be in Class 5A while U.S. Grant will be in Class 6A-II. Northwest Classen will also be in Class 6A-II.

Shawnee will return to Class 5A after two seasons in 6A-II. John Marshall and Classen SAS will be in Class 4A.

Bixby remains the largest Class 6A-II school but its attendance figures are nearly 150 below the smallest Class 6A-I school, Enid. 

Here are the numbers that were approved Wednesday: http://www.ossaa.net/docs/2019-20/Football/FB_2019-20_Tentative2021FootballADMs.pdf?id=340

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Stillwater's Jack Smithton makes a catch as Bixby's Brennan Presley defends during the 6A II state football championship between Stillwater and Bixby at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Stillwater's Jack Smithton makes a catch as Bixby's Brennan Presley defends during the 6A II state football championship between Stillwater and Bixby at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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Cameron Jourdan

Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›

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